Jane Teresa Anderson
Jane Teresa Anderson BSc Hons is a dream analyst, dream therapist, writer, and mentor, living in Brisbane, Australia, consulting, training, and mentoring worldwide.
Published by Hachette, Random House, and Harper Collins, Jane Teresa Anderson is the author of six popular books, a frequent guest on national television, and an accomplished radio dream talk-back expert, interpreting callers’ dreams for more than 1,500 shows across commercial and ABC stations.
Jane Teresa also hosts a podcast series, The Dream Show, where she analyses guests’ dreams and shares dream interpretation tips and insights. The Dream Show began in 2009, reached episode 170 in late 2015, and continues to grow at the rate of one episode a month.
With an Honours degree in Zoology specialising in neurophysiology from the University of Glasgow, (graduating as Jane Teresa Newton), Jane Teresa has been researching dreams since 1992, and developing and teaching dream alchemy practices (exercises) that shift perspective and reprogram unconscious limiting beliefs.
Jane Teresa’s approach to dream analysis, dream therapy, and dream alchemy is based on her independent research and on deep work with clients since 1992. For more about her approach and methodology – as well as an outline of the nature of dreams and dreaming – see the About Dreams page.
As well as consulting and training in her private practice, writing and recording self-help resources about dreams, and being a popular go-to dream expert in the media, Jane Teresa delivers corporate services including keynote speaking and presenting, and seminars and workshops.
(For earlier bio, how it all began, scroll to end.)
Media appearances on television and radio include:
Channel Seven, Sunrise (nationwide);
Channel Nine, The Today Show (nationwide);
Channel Nine, Today Extra (nationwide);
– Frequent Guest, nationwide;
Channel Seven, The Morning Show (nationwide)
– Monthly Guest 2 years, nationwide;
Channel Nine, Mornings (nationwide);
Channel Ten, Studio 10 (nationwide);
Channel Seven, The Daily Edition (nationwide);
Channel Ten, Bert Newton’s Good Morning Australia
– Monthly Guest 2 years, nationwide;
Channel Nine, Brisbane Extra.
Watch recent video (Today Extra) This one can be viewed within Australia only
This is a list of most of the radio stations where Jane Teresa has appeared on various shows over the years (mostly multiple times). In most cases her role has been to interpret callers’ dreams and generally interact with live audiences. Jane Teresa has always enjoyed the spontaneity and immediacy of radio.
ABC 612 Brisbane
– including regular guest with Paul Lineham, 3 years;
– Chris Welsh, 1 year;
– Carolyn Tucker, 1 year;
– Spencer Howson, 2 years
ABC 702 Sydney
– including regular guest with Lisa Forrest, 1 year
ABC 3LO Melbourne
– including regular guest, 1 year
ABC 2CN Canberra
– including regular guest, 3 years
ABC 720 Perth
ABC 105.7 Darwin
– including regular guest with Annie Gastin, 3 years
ABC 936 Hobart
– including regular guest with Peter Hughes, season
ABC South Australia
ABC North West
ABC North QLD
– including regular guest with Ingrid Just, season
ABC NSW Statewide
ABC 1233 Newcastle
ABC Central West
ABC Sunshine Coast
ABC Tropical North
BBC Radio Five Live (UK)
Classic Hits 4FM (Dublin, Ireland)
Q104-7fm, Ventura, (California USA)
The Night Show syndicate
– regular guest with Christo, season
– including regular guest with Greg Carey, 2 years
– including regular guest with Leigh Drew, 2 years;
– YvonneAdele and Annette Allison, season
– including regular guest with Sally Cockburn, Dr Feelgood Show – syndicated – , season
– including regular guest with Daniel Norton, 2 years
8HA Alice Springs
Triple M Sydney
Triple M Adelaide
Nova 919 Adelaide
Mix 101.1FM Melbourne
– including frequent guest with Brig and Lehmo, 1 year
Mix 106.5 Sydney
Gold 104.3 Melbourne
PowerFM South Australia
– including frequent guest with Powerpack Breakfast, 1 year
Star FM Griffith
Star FM Gippsland
River 94.9FM Ipswich
SAFM 107.1 Adelaide
SEAFM 99.5 Cairns
92.7 MixFM Sunshine Coast
KIIS 106.5FM The Thinkergirls
Print and digital media
Jane Teresa is regularly interviewed for magazine and newspaper print and digital articles. Articles have appeared in many of the popular glossy Australian magazines, including Cleo, Women’s Weekly, Woman’s Day, New Idea, Dolly, and That’s Life. Digital articles include Huffington Post, news.com.au, Mamamia.com.au, The Glow, brisbanetimes.com, Sydney Morning Herald online, Australian Women’s Weekly online, DailyMail online.
How it all began
The early years
Born in England in 1954, I graduated (as Jane Teresa Newton) from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, in 1975 with an Honours degree in Zoology, specialising in developmental biology. After a brief post graduate affair with neurophysiological research at London’s National Institute for Medical Research, I abandoned my PhD studies, along with several one-eyed experimental goldfish, and returned to Scotland. I wanted to work in a more personally meaningful way to communicate complex scientific ideas to the general public. In my wiser years, I am able to look back and smile at the symbolism that was lost on me at the time. The one eyed goldfish (if you’re squeamish or hold anti-vivisection views, please don’t ask!) symbolised the one-eyed perception of the research world I experienced back then.
I spent two years at Glasgow University’s Hunterian Museum as a Writer & Producer of travelling exhibitions. I learned writing and media skills on the job and was given a free hand in deciding on the subject material I wanted to put on the road. One exhibition, titled ‘Mermaids, Myths and Monsters’, gave me a taste of things to come when a scientist sets science alongside mythology to illustrate alternative perceptions of the same world.
The eighties: Travelling south
The next decade took in a mix of communication/science jobs and business including time off to live in Nigeria and Ecuador after the birth of my daughter, Rowan, in 1981, quickly followed by my son, Euan, in 1982. By 1984, we had moved to Australia, where my work began to settle in the direction of writing.
The nineties: Faith and frugality
By 1991 we had become Australian citizens, and Australia was truly home. A colleague later pointed out that, as an English Winter Solstice child born on the longest of dark winter nights, I had travelled across the world to celebrate my birthdays on the longest of hot summer days. Symbolically, she offered, I was transforming the long darkness of the unconscious into the bright summer light. Symbolism permits the poetry of free expression, but science has its application too, so …
The dream research work began:
In 1992 I decided to move full time into self-funded dream research, an exercise in faith and frugal living that has been meaningfully fruitful and personally rewarding.
My first book, Sleep On It, was published by HarperCollins in 1994, by which time I was already established as a regular radio guest interpreting callers’ dreams, and the whole dream path has just flowed from there.
In 1998, just before my third book, The Shape of Things to Come, was published by Random House, I thought it might be a good idea to have a website. I imagined a website as an extended brochure about my books and my work, and a way for people to stay in contact and hear about my future books. Beyond that, I didn’t really know much about websites, their function, or how to create one. I had an email address, but did not use the internet, which was more or less the case with most people back then. I decided to plunge right in, regardless of my lack of knowledge. My publishers said they’d be happy to include my web address on the back cover of my book, and that they’d need that information within a couple of weeks. I had about seven weeks to get help in creating a website. It turned out to be a brilliant idea! By the time the book came out I had a six page website. Little did I know how much that would grow and where it would lead. And so a new millennium began.